A Georgia pastor accused of molesting four girls while driving them to church was released from the Houston County jail Friday morning on a $25,000 bond.
Wiley Leverett, who pastors Solid Rock Community Church in Centerville, Ga., was arrested on Monday and faces charges for allegedly committing "three counts of child molestation, four counts of sexual battery and one count of aggravated sexual battery," according to WMAZ.
Prosecutors have accused Leverett of molesting four girls, ages 8, 12, 14 and 15, over the past two years by touching their thighs and genitals. more >>
Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren said that it was after baptizing 850 church members several years ago that he had a thought that "wasn't very spiritual."
"Goodnight, we are all fat," Warren confessed thinking when he reached his 500th person, on CBS "This Morning" show on Wednesday.
"But then I thought, 'But I'm fat,'" he added. more >>
A group of more than 60 clergy have signed and sent a letter to the owner of a National Football League team demanding that the franchise change its Native American derived name.
Circulated by the Rev. Graylan Hagler of the District of Columbia, the letter calls on the Washington Redskins to change their team name.
I have been a follower of Christ for more than 30 years. During that time I have read innumerable books on Christian living, commentaries, study guides, Christian growth, and fiction. There is probably no category untouched. In addition to reading many books about the Christian life, I have poured over the Bible for both study and reading.
From all the books and commentaries I have used, though, if I were asked of a list of books followers of Jesus should read now to help them understand the Bible better, it would be these two:
A former Pennsylvania youth pastor, classroom assistant and basketball coach has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy that he met at church.
Jonathan David Masteller, 23, who worked at Gap Community Church in Lancaster County until two weeks ago, when he took a job at a school, allegedly assaulted the boy at least six times.
"It's very disturbing to see any child victimized, especially in this situation where the child had gained trust in an adult and his trust was taken advantage of and he was abused," Trooper Philip Strosser of the Pennsylvania State Police told Fox Fox43. more >>
Christian leaders have expressed their sentiments of remembrance and sorrow at the news of the death of South African human rights activist and racial pioneer Nelson Mandela.
Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, secretary-general of the World Evangelical Alliance, said in a statement that "the world has lost a great leader."
"Nelson Mandela was a model of courage, vision and personal sacrifice. Today more than ever we need this kind of leadership," said Tunnicliffe. more >>